Here is a collection of some of the best and useful freeware that are needed by the computer user most of the time. Below is only the shortlist as per my usage. So don’t forget to add your favorites to the list.
Firefox : The Browser that has it all.
Thunderbird : Email client, supports Gmail.
Free Download Manager : Free download accelerator and manager.
GOM Media Player : Free, Simple, Light, It just plays!
VLC media player : Highly portable multimedia player.
Winamp : Ultimate media player.
Picasa : The easy way to find, edit, and share your photos.
InfanView : Fast, small, compact graphic viewer.
Notepad++ : Source code editor and Notepad replacement.
Unlocker : File eraser, file delete – access denied, unlocker.
CCleaner : System optimization, privacy and cleaning tool, removes unused files.
CPU-Z : Gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
Comodo : Award-Winning Firewall + Antivirus Suites.
Foxit PDF Reader : Light PDF Reader, Adobe Reader alternative.
7-Zip : File archiver with a high compression ratio.
DAEMON Tools : Optical media (CD/DVD) emulation.
K-Lite Codec Pack : Media Player with all Audio-Video codec.
DriverMax : Driver backup and download.
SuperFast Shutdown : Reboot or Shutdown at one click.
USB Disk Security : 100% protection against any threats via USB drive.
Wimpy Desktop FLV Player : Plays YouTube (.flv) videos.
Recuva : File Recovery – HDD, Flash Drive and Memory Card.
PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery : Data and Digital Image recovery.
HijackThis : Spyware scanner.
FastStone Image Viewer : An image browser, converter and editor.
Free Hide Folder : Hides your private folders.
FormatFactory : A multifunctional media converter.
Browzar : Best private browser.
HTTrack : Easy-to-use offline browser utility.